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Wired launches new virtual conference

Wired has announced a new virtual conference, Wired Health:Tech.

Wired launches new virtual conference

As the newest conference in its Wired Health portfolio, Wired Health:Tech will take place on Tuesday 22nd September as a virtual live broadcast. The conference explores the technological advances driving the future of patient care. Attendees will be able to enjoy the same compelling content, now available virtually, say the organisers.

Curated by Wired’s editorial team, Wired Health:Tech will gather what it describes as “fascinating disruptors” in health, medicine and science to investigate the direct impact of Covid-19, as well as the trends that the pandemic has accelerated. The programme covers artificial intelligence, telehealth, surgical robotics and next-gen systems, and addresses the need for smarter supply chains, remote friendly surgical systems and self-tracking software.

The organisers say they have thought long and hard about the best way to translate its in-person events into a virtual experience. Wired has designed the conference content to flow through a live broadcast in 90-minute sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There are also some optional upgrades that give access to one-to-one chats with other attendees, and a choice of both roundtable and workshop, moderated by the Wired team.

Wired has announced its six speakers for the virtual conference:

  • Jennifer Doudna, professor of Depts. of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry, Innovative Genomics Institute at UC Berkeley
  • Eric Topol, founder and director, Scripps Research Translational Institute & Professor of Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research
  • Mark Slack, chief medical officer and co-founder, CMR Surgical
  • Heidi Larson, professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine & Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project
  • Pearse Keane, NIHR clinician scientist, Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL
  • Pravene Nath, global head for Digital Health Strategy, Roche